The variety of emergencies which can present to the obstetrician is vast and includes acute medical and surgical as well as obstetric conditions. Many such emergencies can be preceded by warning signs in women with risk factors and rapid recognition and response is crucial in optimizing outcome. A sound understanding of the pathologies involved and the principles of their treatment should help the obstetrician to build up a reliable, reproducible and robust systematic approach to recognizing and managing these life-threatening conditions. This chapter will address how to minimize the risks and consequences of such emergencies as well as how to manage them in the acute situation.

Getting Back Into Shape After The Pregnancy

Getting Back Into Shape After The Pregnancy

Once your pregnancy is over and done with, your baby is happily in your arms, and youre headed back home from the hospital, youll begin to realize that things have only just begun. Over the next few days, weeks, and months, youre going to increasingly notice that your entire life has changed in more ways than you could ever imagine.

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